Professionals Attended E3
(May 21, 2001)
The seventh annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) concluded
at the Los Angeles Convention Center Saturday, having drawn more
than 62,000 interactive entertainment professionals from more
than 70 countries, according to the show's owner, the Interactive
Digital Software Association (IDSA).
400 exhibitors showcased thousands of computer and video games
and next generation technologies, including more than 750 products
seen for the first time ever at E3 2001.
to the annual pre-show exhibitor survey, approximately 80 percent
of the products seen at the show are anticipated to hit store
shelves by the coming holiday season.
is an extremely exciting year for the industry, with the introduction
of new hardware and the debut of stunning new software,"
said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the IDSA, the trade association
that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "E3
is the launch pad for games that will shape the future of entertainment."
show kicked-off with a ground-breaking keynote panel with top
executives from Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America and
Sony Computer Entertainment. The panelists discussed the future
of next generation consoles and their impact on consumers and
the industry in the coming year.
leading industry experts joined together to strategize with and
teach E3Expo attendees about hot topics and business opportunities
in interactive entertainment during a three-day educational conference
The show will
return to Los Angeles, May 23 to 25, 2002.
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